Novak Djokovic closes Grand Slam gap on Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic not only won the Australian Open on Sunday, but he is also catching up in the men's tennis GOAT status.
The number of Grand Slam titles is the most obvious and simple indicator for those who want to determine-not everyone wants to know which person is the greatest of all time in Tennis Because of the Big 3 - Djokovic , nadal and federer are arguably the greatest tennis players of our generation.
The Serbian’s Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam title in Melbourne, which put him in second place behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in 20 Grand Slam singles titles.
Defeating Russian player Daniil Medvedev to win the 9th Australian Open may be crucial to the race for the Goat status.
The 33-year-old is one year younger than Nadal and seems to have more time than 39-year-old Federer, who was unable to play in Melbourne due to a knee injury.
For some people, the "GOAT" discussion is an understatement and is not conducive to the achievements of each participant.
Just looking at the numbers does not tell the whole story. Unable to quantify their different playing styles, how they adapt to the game, their physical and mental strength, or how to overcome difficult moments that they faced their entire career.
At least in terms of the major championship titles, the "GOAT" title matches are closer than ever.
When Federer surpassed Pete Sampras' previous best result-winning his 15th Grand Slam (27 years old) at Wimbledon in 2009, few people thought he would be caught.
At that stage, the 23-year-old Nadal won six major championships, while the 22-year-old Djokovic has yet to make his debut at the 2008 Australian Open.
After winning at least one major championship each year from 2003 to 2010, Federer's track began to plateau in 2011 (Djokovic took the game to new heights).
Then he won the Wimbledon championship in 2012, but due to the outstanding performance of his competitors and injuries, the Swiss did not win another major in the next four years.
Nadal and Djokovic closed the tickets for Nadal and Djokovic before Federer's revival in 2017, which is forgotten by most people-when his opponent was in the game due to injury and poor stature In case of tripping-he won at least three titles.
Until 2019, Nadal and Djokovic split four majors equally between them, which makes the trio closer than ever.
Federer now owns the company since Nadal won the championship at Roland Garros last year-for the first time since he briefly stood with Sampras in 2009.